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Golden Harvest...Fifty Years of Calpak Progress


Published ca. 1950s


History of a company involved in the California canning industry, with excellent footage of agribusiness and cannery operations dating back to the turn of the century. Incorporates the 1933 film "Out of the Spirit of '49," produced for the same sponsor. Director: Dave Butler. Writer: Phil Smith.


Run time 18:02
Producer California Packing Corporation, Industrial and Public Relations Department
Sponsor California Packing Corporation (Del Monte)
Audio/Visual Sd, C

Shotlist

Includes OUT OF THE SPIRIT OF '49, produced by California Packing Corp. in 1933.



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Reviews

Reviewer: bowdidge - - December 14, 2013
Subject: Combination of historical films from 1900-1930.
Film would date from 1966 - Del Monte was formed in 1916.

Interesting video, with some nice shots of cannery lines with strange flat-bladed fans, Alaska Packers Association pier in San Francisco, and cannery floor activity.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - July 4, 2003
Subject: A Bunch of old films thrown together for the common good
Not much in the process of canning, but a fascinating collection of snippets of olf films made by the Calpak corperation to document it's growth. I was somewhat caught of guard, as I thought this film was just going to talk about the old film, and not talk about it's modern day operations. But soon I realized that was the whole INTENTION of this film, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mind you, it DOES have some modern day footage, but it's a fascinating comparison between the footage. Reccomended!
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